What does the word woo mean?

Usage examples for woo

  1. Ma, herself, must have come across places they had just left, but probably she had lacked the patience to await their return or the faith to woo them into being. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  2. Each charm should woo to love and joy, No cares the dream of bliss annoy, And pleasure through life's summer day Speed every laughing hour away. – The Bride of Messina A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  3. Is it pleasant to reflect that they cannot trust themselves to woo, but that girls must be reduced to the alternative of marriage or nothing? – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton